Every week I participate in “Stream of Consciousness Sunday”, hosted by Fadra of AllThingsFadra.com. The idea is to type for 5 minutes, a brain dump of sorts, and then to publish without editing the writing at all.
David & I did the last of our birthday present shopping today. Pokemon card sets and a do-it-yourself craft book that she’s been begging for… plus a little doodle journal that I know she will love. It’s not much, but for many years I wasn’t able to afford anything for her birthday, so I insist on getting something for her now, even if it will never compare (price-wise) to the big shiny whatever she gets from her dad.
I saw a rainbow layer cake on a friend’s facebook page and had her send me the recipe. We got all the gel colors and cake mix and whatnot, so we’re ready to create a beautiful birthday cake on Friday night after the girls go to bed. We’ll probably end up cooking out at my mom’s house for the party, which will be fun. We don’t go over there nearly as much as we used to, and the girls miss seeing their Grandma.
It will be fun. I’m looking forward to it, and I know Lakin is. I’m just… also kind of dreading it. I don’t handle my kids’ birthdays well, emotionally. It sounds a little silly, but I wish they’d just stay little for a little longer.
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